UCLA Medical School Secondary Application Questions

UCLA Medical School Secondary Application Prompts

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    Getting accepted to UCLA is hard. Very hard. Submitting an OUTSTANDING UCLA medical school secondary application is vital to receiving an interview invite, which ultimately can lead to an acceptance. The UCLA secondary used to be notoriously long – 11 questions to be exact. Luckily, in the 2021-2022 cycle, the admissions committee decreased the number of questions. 

    UCLA is selective in who it sends a secondary to. So, if you receive a secondary from the UCLA admissions committee, that means they are interested in you! 

    Our Cracking Med School Admissions team has a track record of helping our mentees receive acceptances to the Geffen UCLA School of Medicine year after year. We can help you edit your UCLA secondaries.

    UCLA Medical School Secondary Application Essay Prompts: 2021 – 2022

    1. At the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA, students are provided with curriculum and experiences enabling them to become an “Outstanding Physician, AND…,” dedicating themselves to important societal missions. What missions do you want to embrace? What have you done toward your missions? (800 characters max)
    2. Respond to the following and indicate how these areas of experience have impacted your progress toward your future career goals in relation to becoming an “Outstanding Physician, AND…”.
      • A. Describe your most unique leadership, entrepreneurial, or creative activity. (800 characters max)
      • B. Describe your most important volunteer work and why it was meaningful. (800 characters max)
      • C. Describe your most scholarly project (thesis, research or field of study in basic or clinical science or in the humanities) and provide the total number of hours, dates and advisor. (800 characters max)
    3. Describe how the COVID-19 pandemic has impacted your pathway to medical school. Include any academic, personal, financial or professional barriers, as well as other relevant information. (800 characters max)
    4. Do you identify as being part of a group that has been marginalized (examples include, but are not limited to, LGBTQIA, disabilities, federally recognized tribe) in terms of access to education or healthcare? If so, describe how this inequity has impacted you or your community and how educational disparity, health disparity and/or marginalization has impacted you and your community. (800 characters max)

    Tips to Answer UCLA Secondaries

     
    UCLA Medical School Secondary Application Tip #1: As the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA becomes increasingly prestigious, it has been recruiting more visionaries in healthcare. We have noticed that more of our out-of-state premed advisees have received UCLA secondaries and UCLA interviews. Thus, for the new question #1 on the UCLA medical school secondary application, “At the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA, students are provided with curriculum and experiences enabling them to become an “Outstanding Physician, AND…,” dedicating themselves to important societal missions. What missions do you want to embrace? What have you done toward your missions?” make sure you give your vision to change healthcare. Be bold. Highlight your leadership, passion to change healthcare, and impact on society. 

    UCLA Medical School Secondary Application Tip #2: For the COVID-19 question, incorporate your personal experiences as well as healthcare current issues you noticed throughout the COVID pandemic. We have an entire healthcare current events blog post here, where you can read more about healthcare disparities and COVID-19.

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    UCLA Medical School Secondary Application Essay Prompts: 2020 – 2021

    1. Describe your involvement in the one most important non-academic activity in your life. (800 characters max)
    2. What has been the one most unique leadership, entrepreneurial or creative activity in which you participated? (800 characters max)
    3. What has been the one most important volunteer work you have done and why was it meaningful? (800 characters max)
    4. Has there been or will there be a gap between achieving your last degree (baccalaureate or other degrees post baccalaureate) and the expected time of medical school matriculation? (If yes, 300 characters max)
    5. What is the one most important honor you have received? Why do you view this as important? (300 characters max)
    6. What has been your most scholarly project (thesis, research or field of study in basic or clinical science or in the humanities)? Describe one and give number of hours, dates and advisor. (300 characters max)
    7. Describe a problem in your life. Include how you dealt with it and how it influenced your growth. (500 characters max)
    8. Please list any major paid work experience during or since college. (4,000 characters max per work experience)
    9. Is there any hardship to which you would like the committee to give special attention in evaluating your application? (500 characters max)
    10. Where do you see yourself post-graduate education? What experiences have led you to this goal? (500 characters max)
    11. Describe how the COVID-19 pandemic has impacted your pathway to medical school. Include any academic, personal, financial or professional barriers, as well as any other relevant information.

    UCLA Medical School Secondary Application Essay Prompts: 2019 – 2020

    1. Describe your involvement in the one most important non-academic activity in your life. (800 characters max)
    2. What has been the one most unique leadership, entrepreneurial or creative activity in which you participated? (800 characters max)
    3. What has been the one most important volunteer work you have done and why was it meaningful? (800 characters max)
    4. Has there been or will there be a gap between achieving your last degree (baccalaureate or other degrees post baccalaureate) and the expected time of medical school matriculation? (If yes, 300 characters max)
    5. What is the one most important honor you have received? Why do you view this as important? (300 characters max)
    6. What has been your most scholarly project (thesis, research or field of study in basic or clinical science or in the humanities)? Describe one and give number of hours, dates and advisor. (300 characters max)
    7. Describe a problem in your life. Include how you dealt with it and how it influenced your growth. (500 characters max)
    8. Please list any major paid work experience during or since college. (4,000 characters max per work experience)
    9. Is there any hardship to which you would like the committee to give special attention in evaluating your application? If yes,  please explain. Include any geographic, language, economic, academic, physical, or mental factors. (500 characters max)
    10. Where do you see yourself post-graduate education? What experiences have led you to this goal? (500 characters max)

    UCLA Medical School Secondary Application Essay Prompts: 2018 – 2019

    1. Describe your involvement in the one most important non-academic activity in your life. (800 characters max)
    2. What has been the one most unique leadership, entrepreneurial or creative activity in which you participated? (800 characters max)
    3. What has been the one most important volunteer work you have done and why was it meaningful? (800 characters max)
    4. Has there been or will there be a gap between achieving your last degree (baccalaureate or other degrees post baccalaureate) and the expected time of medical school matriculation? (If yes, 300 characters max)
    5. What is the one most important honor you have received? Why do you view this as important? (300 characters max)
    6. What has been your most scholarly project (thesis, research or field of study in basic or clinical science or in the humanities)? Describe one and give number of hours, dates and advisor. (300 characters max)
    7. Describe a problem in your life. Include how you dealt with it and how it influenced your growth. (500 characters max)
    8. Please list any major paid work experience during or since college. (4,000 characters max per work experience)
    9. Is there any hardship to which you would like the committee to give special attention in evaluating your application? If yes,  please explain. Include any geographic, language, economic, academic, physical, or mental factors. (500 characters max)
    10. Where do you see yourself post-graduate education? What experiences have led you to this goal? (500 characters max)

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    UCLA Medical School Secondary Application Essay Prompts: 2017 – 2018

    1. Describe your involvement in the one most important non-academic activity in your life. (800 characters max)
    2. What has been the one most unique leadership, entrepreneurial or creative activity in which you participated? (800 characters max)
    3. What has been the one most important volunteer work you have done and why was it meaningful? (800 characters max)
    4. Has there been or will there be a gap between achieving your last degree (baccalaureate or other degrees post baccalaureate) and the expected time of medical school matriculation? (If yes, 300 characters max)
    5. What is the one most important honor you have received? Why do you view this as important? (300 characters max)
    6. What has been your most scholarly project (thesis, research or field of study in basic or clinical science or in the humanities)? Describe one and give number of hours, dates and advisor. (300 characters max)
    7. Describe a problem in your life. Include how you dealt with it and how it influenced your growth. (500 characters max)
    8. Please list any major paid work experience during or since college. (4,000 characters max per work experience)
    9. Is there any hardship to which you would like the committee to give special attention in evaluating your application? If yes,  please explain. Include any geographic, language, economic, academic, physical, or mental factors. (500 characters max)
    10. Where do you see yourself in 10 years? What experiences have led you to this goal? (800 characters max)

    UCLA Medical School Secondary Application Essay Prompts: 2016 – 2017

    1. Describe your involvement in the one most important non-academic activity in your life. (800 characters max)
    2. What has been the one most unique leadership, entrepreneurial or creative activity in which you participated? (800 characters max)
    3. What has been the one most important volunteer work you have done and why was it meaningful? (800 characters max)
    4. Has there been or will there be a gap between achieving your last degree (baccalaureate or other degrees post baccalaureate) and the expected time of medical school matriculation? (If yes, 300 characters max)
    5. What is the one most important honor you have received? Why do you view this as important? (300 characters max)
    6. What has been your most scholarly project (thesis, research or field of study in basic or clinical science or in the humanities)? Describe one and give number of hours, dates and advisor. (300 characters max)
    7. Describe a problem in your life. Include how you dealt with it and how it influenced your growth. (500 characters max)
    8. Please list any major paid work experience during or since college. (4,000 characters max per work experience)
    9. Is there any hardship to which you would like the committee to give special attention in evaluating your application? If yes,  please explain. Include any geographic, language, economic, academic, physical, or mental factors. (500 characters max)
    10. Where do you see yourself in 10 years? What experiences have led you to this goal? (800 characters max)

    UCLA Medical School Secondary Application Essay Prompts: 2015 – 2016

    1. Describe your involvement in the one most important non-academic activity in your life. (800 characters max)
    2. What has been the one most unique leadership, entrepreneurial or creative activity in which you participated? (800 characters max)
    3. What has been the one most important volunteer work you have done and why was it meaningful? (800 characters max)
    4. Has there been or will there be a gap between achieving your last degree (baccalaureate or other degrees post baccalaureate) and the expected time of medical school matriculation? (If yes, 300 characters max)
    5. What is the one most important honor you have received? Why do you view this as important? (300 characters max)
    6. What has been your most scholarly project (thesis, research or field of study in basic or clinical science or in the humanities)? Describe one and give number of hours, dates and advisor. (300 characters max)
    7. Describe a problem in your life. Include how you dealt with it and how it influenced your growth. (500 characters max)
    8. Please list any major paid work experience during or since college. (4,000 characters max per work experience)
    9. Is there any hardship to which you would like the committee to give special attention in evaluating your application? If yes,  please explain. Include any geographic, language, economic, academic, physical, or mental factors. (500 characters max)
    10. Where do you see yourself in 10 years? What experiences have led you to this goal? (800 characters max)

    UCLA Medical School Secondary Application Essay Prompts: 2014 – 2015

    1. Describe your involvement in the one most important non-academic activity in your life. (800 characters max)
    2. What has been the one most unique leadership, entrepreneurial or creative activity in which you participated? (800 characters max)
    3. What has been the one most important volunteer work you have done and why was it meaningful? (800 characters max)
    4. Has there been or will there be a gap between achieving your last degree (baccalaureate or other degrees post baccalaureate) and the expected time of medical school matriculation? (If yes, 300 characters max)
    5. What is the one most important honor you have received? Why do you view this as important? (300 characters max)
    6. What has been your most scholarly project (thesis, research or field of study in basic or clinical science or in the humanities)? Describe one and give number of hours, dates and advisor. (300 characters max)
    7. Describe a problem in your life. Include how you dealt with it and how it influenced your growth. (500 characters max)
    8. Please list any major paid work experience during or since college. (4,000 characters max per work experience)
    9. Is there any hardship to which you would like the committee to give special attention in evaluating your application? If yes,  please explain. Include any geographic, language, economic, academic, physical, or mental factors. (500 characters max)
    10. Where do you see yourself in 10 years? What experiences have led you to this goal? (800 characters max)
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